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Surveys for money
July 20, 2021
9:39 am
pooreva
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Since we all at this site love money (and freebies), does anybody do surveys for points, money or other benefit?
And if you do, which survey site is the most generous or easiest to complete for the most of benefits?

July 20, 2021
11:25 am
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I use Legeropinion.com and probably get about $100 a year paid out directly to my paypal account. I like it because, even if I do not qualify to complete the survey (wrong target audience), I still get points just for clicking on the survey. I prefer doing shorter surveys (for less points) as the longer ones can be tiresome. I am also a member of e-rewards but it takes too long to get anything worthwhile.

July 20, 2021
2:53 pm
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I'm signed up with Kantar Postal Platform for their Flyers Survey. They list various flyers that appear in the mail, and you identify when and if they arrive and the condition they were in. For that I get $10/month which I use for Amazon gift card codes. I'm retired with not a lot to do and it's not much effort.

July 20, 2021
3:41 pm
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Thank you both!

Never heard of these 2 but registered with Legeropinion.com to try it out. I would aim for paypal rewards but will have to change my e-mail when time comes to redeem. I really do not like to provide my real one...

The other one (Kantar Postal Platform) asks for way too many personal info so I am kind of leery to sign up and provide my real address, name, etc.

July 20, 2021
5:47 pm
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Registered with Legeropinion.com, answered all surveys offered for me for today. Did not qualify for just one of them.

Spent about 1 hour of my time on surveys (time to register account and update profile not included). Earned $.5 (50 cents).

July 20, 2021
6:42 pm
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pooreva said

... paypal rewards but will have to change my e-mail when time comes to redeem. I really do not like to provide my real one...

 

I have 2 email addresses, one is my personal email (gmail) and the other (yahoo) is for things like surveys, paypal, kijiji, ebay, miscellaneous subscriptions, etc.

July 20, 2021
8:47 pm
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I have used a few of them, and generally get $100-200 per year which goes to my Paypal account. These include:

lifepointspanel.com
Angus Reid
Opinionoutpost.ca
surveylion.com

Sometimes answering a survey can be annoying in that you spend 10-15 minutes doing the whole thing and only at the end do they tell you that they have enough answers from others, thanks very much, but no points for you!

Good to fill time, if you have some to spare.

July 21, 2021
5:20 pm
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Another 5 cents earned today at Legeropinion.com. 20 minutes work. Just one survey I qualified for.

I start thinking that government mandated minimum wage for any type of work would be a nice thing. At modest $15/hr I would have made $5 today.

PS. Don't forget that anything made at these survey sites is taxable income. Seriously.

July 21, 2021
6:14 pm
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Alexandre said
PS. Don't forget that anything made at these survey sites is taxable income. Seriously.  

You must be kidding me... Even gift cards????

July 21, 2021
6:47 pm
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Alexandre said

PS. Don't forget that anything made at these survey sites is taxable income. Seriously.  

And I seriously doubt anyone is reporting it. They do not issue any sort of T slip to CRA so I would not worry about it too much. sf-wink

July 22, 2021
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For the past 3 months I've been doing surveys on askingcanadians.com, which are sent by email, almost every day. It's usually less frequent when starting out, though.

They give you points from a few different programs (Petro Canada, Aeroplan, The Bay, etc.), you choose one of them and provide them your loyalty card number. I think you can switch between them as well, but only one at a time.

As long as you start the survey before the closing date stated in the email (sometimes it's the same day you receive the email, as well as possibly closing before the closing date by hours or days), you'll get a minimum of a few cents worth in points if you don't qualify for the survey (after the first screening questions).

If you fully complete the survey, the amount of points earned is according to the survey length (1,200 Petro Points [$1.20] for completing a 15 to 20 minute survey, as an example).

Adam

July 22, 2021
7:18 am
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Interesting, I didn't do these before seeing this thread! Now I'm in Leger and Angus Reid, as they are the only names I know, and don't particularly like the idea of giving such personal information to who knows who.

What really bothers me so far, is when they "lie" about how long the survey is going to take! For example a survey today at Leger about home heating. It can put you off the whole survey process.

"Tell a man that there are 400 billion stars and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint and he has to touch it." ~ Steven Wright

July 22, 2021
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Adam1 said
For the past 3 months I've been doing surveys on askingcanadians.com, which are sent by email, almost every day. It's usually less frequent when starting out, though.

I've been doing that for about a year now as well. Get about 4 or 5 surveys a week. I can confirm that they do credit the points (Aeroplan in my case) to your account after a lag period (about 6 weeks).

Racking up quite a few points over the last year. I started doing it as a way to keep the Aeroplan account active.

July 22, 2021
10:56 am
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I guess, most annoying for me would be 'pre-screening'. You start doing survey, it goes well, you click, type and suddenly - sorry. And you do not get anything for wasted time.
Or sometimes you complete the whole survey and encounter an 'error' or 'over quota' and again, no points...

As for privacy issue - giving too much info about yourself, I do not think any of these survey portals will ever mail you something so you can fake it.
Gift cards are e-cards (you get a code or whatever and redeem at web site).
The only slightly 'problematic' reward is PayPal as your PayPal email has to be identical with survey site...

July 22, 2021
2:14 pm
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My hobby for money - contests (local TV, radio stations, internet).
It's more fun and much more money.
I only play contests with prizes over $500. So far I won $1870 cash (Rogers contest 98.1 FM Toronto radio), $1256 cash (the same Rogers contest 98.1 FM Toronto radio 3 months later), iPhone (internet subscription), TV, Mediterranean cruise (Bell radio station Toronto). I'm not interested in many available contests below $500, especially $100.

July 22, 2021
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Ah Winnie - the joys of living in a large metropolitan centre, with substantial prizes! I remember as a kid in southern Ontario, a Toronto radio station gave away an airplane!

Here in BC, a contest prize on the local TV station might be a coffee mug.

July 22, 2021
5:10 pm
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Used to do a lot of surveys. Got a bit apprehensive giving away a ton of personal information for a few bux. No longer participate.....my privacy is more important than giving away personal information to someone whom I don't know, nor what they are going to do with said information.

July 22, 2021
6:05 pm
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pooreva said

Since we all at this site love money (and freebies), does anybody do surveys for points, money or other benefit?
. . .

Nope ... not I.

Life is just too short.

    Dean

sf-cool " Live Long And Prosper " sf-cool

July 23, 2021
12:47 pm
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pooreva said

You must be kidding me... Even gift cards????  

Yes, it is. Otherwise I'll be asking my employer to pay my salary in gift cards. I would not be alone.

It is taxable income. Just like any taxable income, it is up to you to report it or not. Just like annual interest income under $50 that banks often do not report to CRA on your behalf.

July 23, 2021
3:06 pm
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Alexandre said
Otherwise I'll be asking my employer to pay my salary in gift cards. I would not be alone.
 

Just curious, how would you pay your bills and property tax...

At least you have a job...

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